There are several ways in which you can study with CEH in a stimulating environment involving multidisciplinary research.
- PhD Studentships, including Doctoral Training Partnerships and Centres for Doctoral Training
- Masters projects
- Sandwich course placements
CEH works in collaboration with Universities across the UK and internationally to input scientific and supervisory expertise into PhD projects. Currently there are approximately 180 PhD students studying with CEH. Of these, a third are based at CEH and are either competitively-funded through 14 NERC Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs) and 10 NERC Centres for Doctoral Training or directly funded through a variety of other sources.
PhD studentships where funding for the project is secured will be advertised here when available.
Competitively-funded PhD Opportunities
- Unlocking the Toolbox of Soil Bacterial Biomarkers - supervised by Dr Daniel Read (CEH Wallingford) and Dr James Bendle (University of Birmingham). Closing date now passed.
National PhD Training Programme in Antimicrobial Resistance Research
Competitively funded PhDs, part of the National PhD Training Programme in Antimicrobial Resistance Research funded by the Medical Research Foundation. See details of the project here.
- Genomics & Metagenomics of Animal, Environmental and Human Samples to Understand Resistance Gene Transmission Amongst Enterobacteriaceae in Oxfordshire - Supervised by Professor Sarah Walker (University of Oxford) and co-supervised by Dr Daniel Read (CEH Wallingford). Closing date now passed.
Details of NERC Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs) with CEH vacancies:
PhD studentships are available through NERC Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs) and Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) whereby CEH hosts the studentship (ie the student is based at a CEH site) and where projects within each DTP/CDT compete with each other for funding. Eligibility: NERC studentships are bound by NERC's terms and conditions including residency and minimum qualifications (see individual project details).
Further information and CEH vacancies
Partnership between the Universities of Sheffield, Liverpool and York and CEH. See details of the projects here.
Central England NERC Training Alliance is a consortium of Universities (Birmingham, Leicester, Loughborough, Warwick and The Open University) and research institutes (CEH and the British Geological Survey, BGS). See details of the projects here
Edinburgh Earth and Environment DTP brings together 28 partners from research, education, policy and industry sectors. See details of the projects here.
Expertise from three universities (East Anglia, Essex and Kent) and ten research centres, including CEH, led by the University of East Anglia. See details of the projects here.
A consortium of 44 industry and NGO partners, led by Lancaster University and including the Universities of Nottingham and Bangor and CEH. The initiative also involves large multinationals, a large number of SMEs and international research centres. See details here.
NERC Great Western Four+ DTP is a formal alliance of research-intensive universities across the South West - Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter. Click on each link for more information and details of how to apply. See details here.
North East of England’s and Scotland’s multidisciplinary DTP, which joins the leading research universities of Durham, Glasgow, Newcastle, St Andrews and Stirling, together with CEH and BGS. See details of the projects here.
|Oxford DTP in Environmental Research|
The University of Oxford's DTP in Environmental Research recruits research students through three Research Streams: Biodiversity, Ecology and Evolutionary Processes, The Dynamic Earth Surface Processes and Natural Hazards, and The Physical Climate System. See details of the projects here.
SCENARIO is led by the University of Reading, with three further Host Partners (the University of Surrey, CEH and BGS) in collaboration with a wide range of industry and public sector partners. See details of the projects here.
|Science and Solutions (SSCP)|
The SSCP DTP brings together Imperial College London’s world leading expertise with that of its partners to offer a unique world-class multidisciplinary PhD training programme. See details of the projects here.
Hosted by five academic departments at the University of Leeds and one at the University of York, building on a history of bi-lateral and multi-lateral research collaboration. See details of the projects here.
The Southampton Partnership for Innovative Training of Future Investigators Researching the Environment collaborating with CEH and other organisations.
Partnership between the University of Aberdeen and Queens University Belfast. See more details.
Partnership between University of Aberdeen, Edinburgh Napier University, Heriot-Watt University, University of the Highlands & Islands, Stirling University, Strathclyde University, University of the West of Scotland. More details soon.
Further information and CEH vacancies
Soils Training and Research Studentships
Partnership between Lancaster, Bangor, Cranfield and Nottingham universities, alongside CEH, British Geological Survey, Rothamsted Research and James Hutton Institute. Please see details here.
Quantitative and Modelling Skills in Ecology and Evolution
Partnership between Imperial College London, University of Reading, CEH, Cefas and ZSL. See details here.
If you are interested in ideas and supervision for a Masters Projects or summer work experience during your degree, please contact CEHPhDStudentEnq@ceh.ac.uk detailing your area of study.
- None currently advertised
If you are interested in doing a placement at CEH please contact CEHPhDStudentEnq@ceh.ac.uk including your CV and a covering letter detailing the type of placement you are looking for and the area of science and/or location in which you are interested.
Graduate School for the Environment
CEH is one of the partner organisations (along with Lancaster Environment Centre and Rothamsted Research) behind the Lancaster Graduate School for the Environment, a world-leading academic centre created in 2016.